successful businesswomen were last night inducted into the
Columba College Business Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame, which was established in 2007, honours
former Columba pupils who have made their mark in the world
This year's laureates were Catherine Taylor, Kiwibank's group
manager people and business services, and Melbourne-based
lawyer Moira Rayner.
Mrs Taylor, who attended Columba from 1974 to 1979, grew up
in Dunedin and graduated from the University of Otago with a
bachelor of commerce degree, majoring in manpower studies and
Her work experience included the Reserve Bank of New Zealand,
where she was recruited as a graduate and worked her way up
to the role of personnel manager, Mitsubishi Motors, Rudd
Watts and Stone, Sun Alliance Life and Disability, State
Insurance, Enza and Land Information New Zealand.
She has developed and led the people strategy, programmes and
processes for Kiwibank since early 2001. Ms Rayner attended
Columba between 1953 and 1965, before moving to Australia
with her family.
She gained a law degree with honours from the University of
Western Australia and began her legal career.
She is principal of Moira Rayner and Associates, and Moira E.
Rayner Australian Lawyers in Melbourne, and co-chairs the
workplace relations section of the Law Institute of Victoria.
She is also completing her PhD thesis, on the participation
of children in public decision-making, with Melbourne
She teaches in the postgraduate discrimination law course as
a senior fellow and has co-authored several books on
governance, human rights, government policy and women and